Although the group is based in South Korea, the members are from different countries. Jisoo grew up in Seoul, South Korea; Jennie lived in Auckland, New Zealand, before moving to Seoul; Rose was raised in Australia before moving to Seoul as a teen; and Lisa was born in Bangkok. The group's name is said to be a twist on what people think of when they hear "pink." Adding "black" brings a sense of mystery and edge. Their music video 'Ddu-Du Ddu-Du' has more than 600 million views on YouTube. Each member trai

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Shaky Knees Music Festival

The three-day event kicks off Friday with a lineup topped by Beck, but also featuring Tears for Fears, Yellow Days, Foxing, Incubus, Oh Sees, Dashboard Confessional and many more. Cage the Elephant and Tame Impala headline Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The annual indie-rock festival was born in 2013 and will also offer performances from The Dandy Warhols, Gary Clark Jr., Soccer Mommy, Interpol, Tyler Childers, Maggie Rogers and dozens of other acts spread among four stages. 

11:45 a.m.-11 p.m. May 3-4, 11:45 a.m.-10 p.m. May 5. $189 (three-day general admission), $99 (one-day general admission). Central Park, 311 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-888-512-7469, 

Al Green

It will be a rare live sighting of the soul legend, who will perform at the Fox Theatre for the first time in his career. The voice behind “Let’s Stay Together,” “Tired of Being Alone” and gospel favorites “Nearer My God to Thee” and “I’ll Rise Again,” hasn’t visited Atlanta in years and said in a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the city has always been special to him since “Tired of Being Alone” broke on the radio here in the early ‘70s.

With The War and Treaty. 8 p.m. May 3. $67.60-$151.45. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,


Tom Jones

How can you not love a guy who, at 78, still elicits gleeful screams from women? The Welsh charmer behind “It’s Not Unusual” and “Delilah” played Symphony Hall in 2014 and wrapped his warm burr around those cherished singalongs, as well as gospel favorites and his endearing cover of Prince’s “Kiss.” 

8 p.m. May 5. Sold outAtlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


The quartet of Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa and Rose possess the most-watched K-Pop music video with “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” which has more than 700 million views (and counting). The foursome released their debut, “Square One,” in 2016 and “Square Up” in June, when it quickly hit No. 1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. 

8 p.m. May 5. $67.50-$257.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.

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Judas Priest

The British hard rockers are still selling the wallop behind their 18th studio album, “Firepower,” released last year. Frontman Rob Halford recently told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he’s looking forward to performing at a venue as intimate as the Fox Theatre. “I love the Fox. There’s so much history,” he said. “This is the fun we’re having now. We love these opportunities to get close to our fans. They’re our lifeblood.”

With Uriah Heep. 7:30 p.m. May 8. $31.25-$146.25. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.